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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (OCtech)

3250 Saint Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, SC

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About
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, located in Orangeburg, North Carolina, was founded in 1968 as the 11 technical center opened in the state to curb the departure of young workers and to invigorate the economy by creating training facilities throughout the state to encourage investment.

Over the years the role of the school grew, first in 1974 when the school became a technical college, followed by the continual expansion of resources and buildings to provide students with modern facilities from which to learn.

In 1996 the school implemented its distance learning program. The school is currently implementing five year strategic plans to further the school's ability to train and educate its community.  The school continues to expand to this day, with several facilities in construction.

Academics
As a technical college, Orangeburg-Calhoun offers students a large number of technical and vocational programs geared at career development and job placement. Technical and vocational programs prepare students for entry into the workforce by providing training in the skills and abilities necessary to operate as professionals in the workplace. These programs are comprehensive and allow students to obtain entry level positions upon graduation.

As part of the school's evolving educational offerings, it also offers academic transfer programs to four year institutions, allowing students to complete the first two years of a four year education. Programs offered will result in either an associates degree or certificate.

Programs offered include:

Non-credit courses are also available for individuals simply pursuing personal interests. These courses do not require full admission, and may be registered for with ease, and at a relatively lower cost than credit courses.

Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College accepts all students that meet the minimal requirements for entry. Students may apply online through the school's internal system and must submit transcripts from high school or other colleges as well. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Tuition fees will be calculated and due shortly after registration.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner. The student aid report the school receives after the FAFSA has been submitted is used to determine need, eligibility and awards.

Additional financial information may be requested by the school prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure informational accuracy. External scholarships may also be available, often requiring a separate application and awarded for purposes as outlined by the scholarships mission.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $6,700-$8,035
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $170-$200 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $280-$330 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$5,684
Receiving Student Loans26%$3,635
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College may offer student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in South Carolina.

 OCtechOrangeburg CountySouth Carolina
Graduation Rate10.2%-12.0%
Transfer-out Rate10.9%-17.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1990)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1979)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering

    Engineering Technology

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Interdisciplinary Studies

      Legal Professions and Studies

      Liberal Arts and Sciences

      Mechanic and Repair Technology

      Precision Production

      Security and Protective Services

      Transportation and Materials Moving

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      FINANCIAL AID RATE
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      STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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      DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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      FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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